I made this beam using a Poundland tape measure, PVC pipe for the base / handle and some cable, the whole thing was held together using superglue.

After checking the SWR using my trusty Yaesu FT817 which showed no issues, I used this on the Summit of Kit Hill in Cornwall and spoke to other hams in the Welsh mountains.

So it just goes to show what you can do when money is tight and you are determined to enjoy your hobby.

If you’d like the exact measurements please just ask.

Homemade 2m Tape Measure Beam
Homemade 2m Tape Measure Beam